Ear, Nose, & Throat of Northwest Georgia is made up of a team of professionals dedicated to providing the best quality healthcare in a responsive and caring environment. Our otolaryngologists are all board certified with years of experience in the profession. They work in concert with nurses and office staff who work hard to understand your health issues quickly and apply the appropriate treatment to get you back to your optimal health.

  • Raymond Howard, MD

    Dr. Raymond Howard received his Medical Doctorate degree from the University Of Missouri School Of Medicine.  He is a graduate of Harvard University.  Dr. Howard completed his residency in Otolaryngology at the State University in New York.  He is a board certified Otolaryngologist and a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery.

  • Debbie Garrett, M.C.D., CCC-A

    Debbie Garrett, M.C.D., CCC-A, received her Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology and her Masters degree in Communication Disorders from Auburn University.  She is the Audiologist and Hearing Specialist.  Debbie is a member of the American Speech and Hearing Association, the American Academy of Audiology, and the American board of Audiology.

  • Mary Dillard, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC
    Specialty: Otolaryngology

    Mary Dillard is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She received her Master of Science in Nursing from Walden University. She is also a graduate of the University of West Georgia and Georgia Highlands. Mary is a member of the American Nurse Association, American Association of Nurse Practitioners and the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. She is originally from California, but relocated to Floyd County with her husband, Rodney and their 3 children over 20 years ago. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, attending church and traveling.

  • Priyanka Patel, MSN, FNP-BC

    Priyanka is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biology from The University of Georgia and went on to receive her Master of Science in Nursing from Belmont University. She is a member of the American Nurse Association and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Outside of work, Priyanka is an avid foodie and enjoys crafting delicious vegan dishes and desserts in the kitchen. She also enjoys staying active through regular exercise and spending quality time with her family and her beloved cat, Olive.

Office Location

107 John Maddox Dr. NW Rome, GA 30165

Hours Of Operation

Our Regular Schedule


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8:00 am-11:30 am

1:00 pm-4:00 pm


7:00 am-5:00 pm


8:00 am-11:30 am

1:00 pm-4:00 pm


7:00 am-12:00 pm